Directing Contemporary American Drama
This introductory course examines and applies principles of directing through the lens of twentieth and twenty-first century American drama. Primary considerations are identifying the conflict of the play, investigating the world of the play, interpreting the action of the play, developing a collaborative language (with designers, playwrights and actors), and staging the play. The principles are examined in at least four written assignments, and a showcase of selected scenes from a list of contemporary plays TBA. Required texts: Three plays TBA, and Thinking Like a Director by Michael Bloom. Recommended text: A Director Prepares by Anne Bogart.